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Electronic Invoicing Programme

BT introduced e-invoicing as part of an ongoing payment improvement programme for the UK in 2004 and launched this Globally in 2015. Paper invoicing has always been a laborious and cost intensive process for our suppliers and for BT Accounts Payable.

The principal benefits of electronic invoicing are:

For Suppliers

  • Speed of submission - could reduce the time to payment
  • Surety of delivery - no lost or missing invoices
  • Cost reduction - none of the traditional costs associated with print and post

For BT

  • Reduced costs - none of traditional costs associated with input of manual invoices
  • Greater invoice accuracy - fewer returns to suppliers & fewer calls to helpdesks

Globally the solution available is via the Tungsten Network (formerly OB10), for the UK we also have BTs own iSupplier portal (this is restricted to low volumes of invoices on iBuy purchase orders raised in sterling only).

Further details can be found on these options at:, or